The Real Value of Professional Air Conditioner Service in the Main Line09/16/2015 When we run into uncharted territory in life, we normally look to the advice of someone who has been there and done that – an expert. For many of us, heating and cooling equipment or air conditioner service would fall in to that category. It’s certainly not knowledge that most homeowners in the Main Line have already and not one that many have the desire to gain the skills in. Luckily for you, your air conditioner service needs can be taken care of thanks to O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning. But what makes it so crucial to have a pro handle your air conditioner service over watching a few YouTube videos and attempting to do it yourself? We could write an endless blog covering this, but here are four of the things that the professionals do during the air conditioner service process: Check for the proper refrigerant charge. Having a system that has the right amount of refrigerant makes sure you have a system that is operating efficiently. Too little refrigerant means your system will work longer, lowering efficiency and making your system work more than it needs to. Too much refrigerant also means reduced efficiency and can damage your system in the long run. Clean the coils. Both the indoor and outdoor coils may collect dust and dirt over time, hurting your system’s efficiency in the process. Plus, a dirty indoor coil might potentially cause it to freeze over, generating an even bigger headache. Check the filter. One of the most common causes for an inefficient air conditioner is a dirty filter. Dirty filters make it more difficult for your system to pull air through it before being sent throughout your home. Your home’s indoor air quality can also be affected by dirty filters as well. Inspect the electrical connections. As is the case with a lot of appliances, connectors and screws can come loose, potentially causing damage to your system’s electrical components, including blower motors, compressors and control panels. While there are things that you can do yourself, like buying and using a programmable thermostat, there are some things that should be left to the experts. If you’re wanting to know what the team at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning can offer you when you set up air conditioner service, give us a call at 610-626-2540 or set up an appointment with us online through our online scheduler.